City to get five new CNG stations by year-end
Serpentine queues at CNG stations are a common sight, but vehicle owners in the Millennium City are likely to get a breather soon.india Updated: Jul 18, 2011 00:54 IST
Serpentine queues at CNG stations are a common sight, but vehicle owners in the Millennium City are likely to get a breather soon. The city is going to get five new CNG filling stations by this year-end, while eight stations are slated to come up by the next year. The sites for setting up the stations have been identified. The continuous hike in petrol and diesel prices have made people look for an alternative fuel. They are turning towards CNG as they feel it is the best way to check air pollution.
Jaiveer Kashyap of Sushant Lok Phase-2 said, “In Delhi, the air pollution level declined significantly after vehicles started using CNG. If we have good supply of CNG here too, the city’s pollution level will see a considerable drop.”
There are five CNG stations in the city, but only four are functional. The one at bus stand depot is not functioning. Though CNG supply in the existing stations has been doubled, the situation remains unchanged. Commuters going to Manesar have been facing a lot of problem as there is no CNG station on the highway. To ease the problem, the authorities plan to set up a station on NH-8. Satish Chopra, MD of Haryana City Gas Distribution Ltd (HCGDL), said, “The demand for CNG is rising, so we are planning to install 18 CNG pumps.”